Somatics for You

April May June  2015

Link to some audio recordings of my Saturday Somatics Classes via SoundCloud.

Link to my YouTube Channel (Somatics For You, Susan Koenig). 
     You can see over 20 short somatic movement videos.


Come to Class
Feel So Much Better!

Saturday Class Schedule, 10-11:30 am:
April 11, 18
May 9,
June 6, 27

To receive the specific dates (and any changes) of my upcoming Saturday classes join my email notice list.  How?
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National Holistic Institute
5900 Doyle Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Saturday Somatic Classes

Come to My Classes Any Time
Somatic exercises are done slowly, gently, always within your comfort zone, and with internal focus on the sensations of the movements.
Every class teaches and reviews some of the basic 7 movements created by Thomas Hanna in his "Daily Cat Routine"  (Somatics, p. 99).  Additionally you'll want to add some of the other movements that especially speak to your specific pain and stiffness.

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Private Sessions with Susan Koenig available

Call 510-848-4129

Somatic Yoga Training-Eleanor Criswell Hanna and the Novato Institute for Research and Training: - for more information.
Psyche Module: May 11-16, 2015
Novato Days Inn Motel, Novato, California
Application Deadline: April 11, 2015

Soma Module: Sept. 14-19, 2015
Novato Days Inn Motel, Novato, California
Application Deadline: August 14, 2015
This is a fabulous book by my dear friend, Jim O'Hara, about his many years in India and Nepal.

Local Announcement - Bay Area
Eric Weiss, Master Knife Sharpener
He not only sharpens your knives and scissors, but also gives workshops.  For more information:
Deep Body Access Through Movement

How do we contact deep muscles in the center of our body?  The first video is an explanation of this with some visuals from the skeleton.  The second video shows a wonderful movement sequence to help you contact and feel the deep midline muscles in order to apply the pandicular process to them. 

Pandiculation releases chronic muscular contraction and resets the resting tonus of the targeted muscles so these muscles are longer and more relaxed when at rest.  Pandiculation basicially consists of two parts: a moderate contraction of the targeted muscles - always done in comfort, and a slow, controlled release out of contraction of the targeted muscles - done with awareness and focus on the sensations of the movement. 

Pandiculation is a voluntary, "cortical," learning process and especially relies on the motor cortex of the brain.  As we move, we create sensory feedback which our motor cortex relies on to then respond with as much efficiency and competency as possible.  This results in better body balance, more comfortable muscular and joint movement, and provides a true physiological way to release stress.

The third video revisits another variation of Arch and Flatten, the first and most basic of the Daily "Cat" Movement Routine created by Thomas Hanna.  This is a wonderful movement to do after doing the movement sequence in video 2.

Video 1:  Releasing Deep Body Muscles
Video 2:  Movements for Deep Body Muscles
Video 3:  Variation of Arch and Flatten
Video 1: Releasing Deep Body Muscles
Video 2: Movements for Deep Body Muscles
Video 3: Variation of Arch and Flatten
2015 Annual Hanna Somatic Convention
April 23 - 26, 2015;

Location: IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences), 101 San Antonio Rd., Petaluma, CA

Use the following links to receive information:

Full Convention Flyer - Bill Keele and myself, Susan Koenig, will be doing a 6 hour Walking Workshop geared toward the Practitioner working with a Client.  Many other workshops are available.

General Information, Registration, and more

Day Rates Available - see Registration Form


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